SharePoint 2013


[SharePoint 2013] Service Pack 1 Adds Half-Baked “Integration” with Office 365 and Yammer

After installing Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013, you may have noticed some new configuration options in Central Administration: Configure Yammer and Configure OneDrive and Sites Links. Thinking that there may have been some real integration between your on-premise SharePoint 2013 environment, you may have activated Yammer and configured the OneDrive and Sites links. After […]

My New Book: SharePoint 2013 WCM Advanced Cookbook [Packt]

My new book, SharePoint 2013 WCM Advanced Cookbook, was published yesterday. It’s available on Amazon.  You can also download a sample chapter from the Packt website. Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/lutktay Sample Chapter: http://tinyurl.com/mqup5lb What you will learn from this book Manage SharePoint branding with device channels and design packages Customize the user experience with delegate controls Modify user input with InfoPath […]

[SharePoint 2013] Restore the Breadcrumb (Navigate Up) Navigation Part 2

Since posting my initial [SharePoint 2013] Restore the Breadcrumb (Navigate Up) Navigation article, I have had a few requests for a packaged solution. Here is a complete packaged solution to restore the breadcrumb navigation control in a Web Application scoped feature. RestoreBreadcrumb.wsp – Packaged SharePoint solution ready to deploy to a SharePoint Farm. RestoreBreadcrumb Source […]

[SharePoint 2013] Restore the Breadcrumb (Navigate Up) Navigation

Update: I have packaged this solution up in a SharePoint solution. You can get the packaged solution and the source code here: [SharePoint 2013] Restore the Breadcrumb (Navigate Up) Navigation Part 2. SharePoint 2010 had a breadcrumb feature on the ribbon that would let a user navigate up the breadcrumb. In SharePoint 2013, this feature […]

[SharePoint 2013] Using PowerShell to Set the Theme Color Palette of a SharePoint Site

SharePoint 2013 includes a pretty useful theming engine that is light years ahead of previous versions of SharePoint. There is one caveat that is a bit annoying: you cannot apply the themes to certain types of sites through the web interface. For instance, you cannot set the theme color of the My Site host. However, […]

SharePoint 2013 RTM and Office 2013 RTM Available on MSDN

SharePoint 2013 RTM and Office 2013 RTM are now available for download on MSDN. John ChapmanHello, I’m John Chapman. I am a SharePoint Developer for Sitrion (formerly NewsGator) living in Denver, Colorado. I develop solutions using SharePoint and .NET, and I thrive on the challenge of writing code to overcome the impossible, annoying, or otherwise […]

[SharePoint 2013] Adding Links to the Suite Bar (Newsfeed, SkyDrive, Sites) By Overriding the SuiteLinksDelegate Delegate Control

SharePoint 2013 features a new set of links called the Suite Bar Links that are displayed in the top right corner of every SharePoint page. By default these links include “Newsfeed”, “SkyDrive”, and “Sites”. When first seeing this links my first thought was “how do I change them?”. In exploring the master page, we can […]

[SharePoint 2010 / 2013] Display Messages Using the SharePoint Status Bar (Status Setter)

SharePoint 2010 and 2013 have a very useful control for displaying status messages, the SPPageStatusSetter. The SPPageStatusSetter can be used to provide the end user messages in the same fashion that the SharePoint UI does to provide a more cohesive experience. The status bar comes in four flavors: Blue – For informational type messages Green […]